Thursday, March 17, 2011

Erin go bragh!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This is seriously one of my favorite holidays of the whole year. If you hadn't noticed, I come from a crazy-Irish family, (on both sides), so March 17th has always been a huge deal around my house. As a kid, I had to sleep in green pajamas to avoid being awoken with a barrage of pinches. My fam hosts a huge St. Patty's Day dinner every year, including every imaginable piece of traditional Irish fare (corned beef and cabbage, potato soup, Irish stew, shepherds pie, etc.) and everything else dyed green. Even the drinking water. My husband grew up paying absolutely no attention to the holiday whatsoever, (even though his very name [Braden] means "salmon" in Gaelic. Seriously. Look it up), but he does share my love of all-things Irish (including red-headed gals ~wink~) We spent two glorious weeks on the Emerald Isle for our honeymoon in 2006, and fell head-over-heels in love with the country, the people, the scenery, the music, and the way of life. Today, we celebrated with a thoroughly Irish feast at Delaney's Irish Pub, complete with Guinness and live (fantastic) fiddle music! It was delightful! And we didn't even have to cook!

or not, how are you celebrating St. Patty's this year? (But, please, if your answer includes drinking green beer in 5 Points, just lie to me and say you watched Lord of the Dance or something, ok?)


1 comment:

  1. My mom made corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots and we feasted. We'll keep the Irish cheer going tomorrow when we have corned beef hash. That's my favorite!